Children in North Texas will now be able to receive trauma treatment at Children’s Medical Center Plano.
Children’s Medical Center Plano announced Wednesday it has received Level IV trauma designation by the Texas Department of State Health Services. In order to receive the designation, the hospital had to demonstrate it could provide treatments, such as resuscitation and stabilization, as well as the ability to transfer patients to hospitals with higher trauma designations, according to a news release.
The hospital also had to demonstrate that it offers educational opportunities in trauma-related topics and that it had implemented a targeted injury prevention program.
“Our designation as a Level IV trauma center is a major milestone for Children’s Health and the North Texas community as it demonstrates our ability and commitment to providing crucial, complex emergency services to children in need,” said Lori Vinson, senior director of trauma, disaster preparedness, business continuity and emergency services programs at Children’s Health’s Dallas and Plano campuses. “The children and families in our community deserve the highest level of care and commitment from our medical community, and we are honored to be recognized by the state of Texas for providing such care. This Level IV designation is the culmination of our emergency medical team’s commitment to making life better for children.”
Children’s Medical Center Plano is a full-service, 72-bed pediatric hospital with a 24-hour emergency room.
The Texas Department of State Health Services issues four trauma designations, with Level IV being the most basic and Level I being the most advanced.
Medical City Plano is the only hospital in Collin County with a Level I trauma designation.